Palo Alto, California may not have the white winters like Bing Crosby sings about, but theholiday season here is still a joy. You’ll find festive events and special holiday things to do in Palo Alto, including Stanford Shopping Center’s annual tree lighting ceremony and Christmas Tree Lane. Kick off your winter festivities at Stanford Shopping Center’s annual tree lighting ceremony, which took place this year on Saturday, November 24. If you missed the ceremony, still be sure to visit and take pictures in front of the beautiful tree, located in the center of the mall. It’s also the perfect spot to meet up with family for fantastic holiday shopping. You’ll also find the spirit of the holidays in Palo Alto on Christmas Tree Lane, a picturesque row of decorated houses with trees full of twinkling lights. Found on Fulton Street off Embarcadero Road, this pretty street is a traditional holiday destination that is colorful, creative and awe-inspiring and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!